When Glory Bea was a little girl, her dad left her family to go to the army. He was in World War II. It had been a really long time since they had heard from her dad. Glory Bea was happy with her life until a person named Randall Horton came. Randall was one of Glory Bea’s dad’s friends from the army. Glory Bea’s father and Randall Horton made a promise to each other that each other would visit the other person’s family when they got home from the war. Glory Bea found out that the Mercy Boxcar was coming to Gladiola Texas from France where Glory’s dad had last been seen. Glory Bea thought for sure her dad was coming. Would her dad return from war?
I thought this book was good because it tells the story of girl and her family in a time when the world was very separated. Men joined the army and ended up being away from their families for a long time. Eighty-five million people died in World War II and even more people got hurt.
|Page Count||224 pages|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers|
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